Sexing my Buttons

Discussion in 'Quail' started by WisconsinAnimalHouse, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. WisconsinAnimalHouse

    WisconsinAnimalHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm starting to think I have a male/female pair on my hands, but not exactly sure, so hoping for some input. [​IMG] The one I suspect is male doesn't have a reddish tint near the vent, but I would say maybe slightly brown? It is otherwise silver all over, no sign of a bib. It is smaller than the other one as well. I'm getting one egg a day, so that also tells me there is only one female. I haven't heard any "whirring" or "windy" calls, but there is a distinct howling noise in the early morning. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have any pics? [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Go to quaillady's site, she has lots of pictures of males and females. What you're describing sounds like a silver blueface. Neither males nor females get 'bibs' in a blueface variety. The silver colored males generally have 'pink' feathers around their vents.

    www.stellar-gamebirds.com
     
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  4. WisconsinAnimalHouse

    WisconsinAnimalHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tip, sorry I didn't have pictures - I don't have a camera. I am going to check the vents when I get home, but I have a feeling he is a male. Kinda sad to think all the eggs I've been getting could've been babies! Don't really want to eat them anymore... time to find an incubator. ;)
     

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